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CourseStorm raises $760K, sees fast growth in education software

Lori Valigra |

CourseStorm Inc., an Orono-based company that provides cloud-based software to help informal educational programs like after-school learning, adult education and workforce development, has raised a...

Coffee By Design earns Certified B sustainability recognition

Staff |

Coffee By Design has joined the ranks of more than 1,600 worldwide companies as a Certified B Corporation, a recognition for its commitment to social and sustainability standards.

Anchorpak, SPACE, Portland Farmers’ Market take home Indie Biz honors

The three-day holiday weekend kicked off with Portland Buy Local’s Indie Biz Awards at the Portland House of Music and Events.

The economy is growing — and so is the need for day care facilities in Greater Portland

Laurie Schreiber |

WESTBROOK — When Rebecca and Jason Palmer saw the building and grounds at 18 Patrick Drive in the Cumberland County city, they knew it would be perfect for their fourth day care facility for...

UMaine Business Challenge lands $30K sponsorship

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The University of Maine’s Business Challenge has netted a three-year, $10,000 annual sponsorship from the Hampden-based Business Lending Solutions.

Changes are brewing in Portland’s East Bayside food hub

A shakeup is coming to Portland’s popular East Bayside neighborhood as Tandem Coffee Roasters announced that it would be expanding its wholesale business into the soon-to-be former home of its...

#MBNext16: Elaine Abbott's role in Eastport goes beyond managing a Downeast destination

Peter Van Allen |

Elaine Abbott, city manager for Eastport, got word that Google's "street view" images showed a view of the downtown that was dotted with empty stores and "for...

$750K in fed funds bolster Sanford broadband access

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The entrepreneurs that call the 600-acre industrial Mill Yard complex in downtown Sanford home will soon have access to an open-access municipal fiber optic network that will come to fruition through...

Greater Portland earns federal food production designation

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Greater Portland has been redesignated as one of the country's Manufacturing Communities for Food Production, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced on Tuesday.

How 'bout them apples? Darling's attracts buyers with local vouchers

Event tickets, iPads, toaster ovens — it's not unusual for car dealers to offer all types of incentives to lure buyers onto the lot, but Darling's Auto Group has a new, locally-sourced twist in...